Fountain Archive

2011

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Kamil Ezgin
6372

Drinking Water from the Sea: Polymeric Membranes for Desalination

One billion people in the world live in water-stressed areas, and RO membrane technology is the leading desalination technology to overcome the problem of insufficient clean water. Today, more than 1... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Irfan Yilmaz
3670

It's Us Peter, Your Blood Vessels

Dear Peter, the Heart talked about itself so much that we thought it would never let us speak. Yes, the heart functions as a fabulous pump, but it is nothing by itself. We find our value in cooperatio... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Hikmet Isik
5155

Divine Support and Ensuring Its Continuation

Question: God Almighty has graced us with a great deal of possibilities to serve humanity. What would you recommend so that this holy grace and benediction upon us shall not be stopped? I think we a... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
The Fountain
4361

Epidermal electronics

1- Epidermal electronics Original Article: Kim, D-H et al., Science 333, 838 (2011). We often see patients in hospitals with many cables attached to their bodies. Now there is hope to replace these read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Ihsan Orhan
3905

Is Humanity Dead?

"A once-in-a-lifetime event" or "the worst for 60 years" is how the drought in Africa today is being described. Among the most affected countries are Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Over 30,000 children read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Sebnem Unlu
640

The life and journey of a leaf

I was created as a small bud on the dry branch of a huge oak tree. The oak tree is a great entity that protects me from being stepped on or eaten by animals. I serve life in many ways: I provide shade... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Mahshid Turner
4294

Prayer and Healing in Islam

Title: Prayer and Healing in IslamAuthor: Salih YucelTughra Books2010978-1-59784-242-6 In the past few decades many studies and articles on the subject of religion, spirituality and health, from both... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5139

Humanity: Our Unique Dimensions

"I am a lowly creature" you say O man Only if you knew..." M. Akif The human is unique. We are self-conscious and can exercise self-control. Ironically, too many neglect this unique ability. How read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Hamza Aydin
4344

The Unsolved Mystery: Symmetric Growth

The physical properties of our bodies are mostly determined during the embryonic stage. The development of this main structure continues until we are 16-18 years of age without losing its symmetry. It... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Zekeriya Ozsoy
6037

Delay of Gratification and Spirituality

We are living in a world in which everything changes very quickly; throughout the world immediacy rules. Industrial companies want to produce more goods in a shorter time and aim to deliver their good... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Beste Nigar
3188

In Wonderland

It was 3 o'clock in the morning. The rain outside beat on the windows and the loud thunder ripped through the night. A loud knock on the door startled the boy. All alone in the mansion, he was not r read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Nathan Ruler
4891

An Occasionalist Picture of the Universe

When we watch a movie, we think that we see a continuous movement of an object. For instance, a car seems to be moving for a certain time. In other words, there is just one car which is moving. The re... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Sevim Hancioglu
3391

In the Gardens of Love you bloomed

In the gardens of Love you bloomed Adoring to be free from this confined prisonNo longer will be imprisoned in stiff matter In the light, peace and rejoice you laid downEmerging into the embrace of th... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Osman Senkaya
10792

Different Approaches to Interpersonal Conflict

"...set things right (adjust all matters of difference) among yourselves to allow no discord..."1 Approximately three decades ago, the Camp David Accord was signed between Egypt and Israel. Israel' read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Fatih Harpci
6252

Forgiveness: A Prophetic Example

The compelling conditions of our time offer human society two paths to choose from. We will either continue past enmities and stereotypes, or we will learn how to live in peaceful coexistence. It is a... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Meryem Saygili
3209

Earthquake Predictions Based on Best Available Science

Human beings and many other living things inhabit Earth's outer crust. The crust is a brittle shell broken into major tectonic plates. These major plates are so large that they include continents as w... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
M. Fethullah Gulen
5020

Rida (Resignation)-2

For ordinary people, resignation means not objecting to what God has willed for them. For those with a deeper spiritual knowledge of God, resignation means welcoming their individual destinies. For th... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Bahadir Can Gumussulu
4222

Hidden Danger in the Waters

Everything-from the size of raindrops to the height of trees, the speed of wind and the food chain produced in the ocean-is controlled within a magnificent balance. However, due to the unlimited deman... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Mirkena Ozer
3554

Lost

I was only a girl of nine years when I first witnessed Mom's nightmare. My dad had gone out of town, so I was happily sharing her bed. I woke up to Mom's restlessness. I was scared. Sweat drops on her... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Ahmet Kurucan
5114

The Freedom of Religion, the Concept of War, and Gulen

Scholars have put forward varying ideas on the legitimacy of war in Islam. While there is consensus on the prevention of atrocity and self-defense, there are disputes on issues like preclusion from th... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Ali Sebetci
3509

The Metaphysical versus the Modern Sense of the Idea of Infinite

Although we speak casually of infinity and the infinite in our daily lives, the notion of infinite is perplexing and complex, worthy of much more attention and precision. Even in its modern mathematic... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Gertrud Mueller Nelson
5532

Talking Tolerance

Tolerance is a curious word. It indicates an ability to bear up with a certain amount of variation or difference. Tolerance, we think, is a virtue to be attained. In dialogue, we see it as our ability... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Barbara Koerth
3825

My Sadness

It is as though my world is a blurI can't seem to make things make senseNothing makes senseIt's like a snow globeShaken and stirredIn comparison to the flakesEverything is disarrayMy mind is a messI t... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Halil I. Demir
9871

Quantum Worlds from Entanglement to Telepathy

We live in a world in which our perceptions are based on our physical senses and the knowledge we gain through them. Our senses can react only to a limited number of inputs. For example, the human eye... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Kaan Kerem
4175

Beware the Messenger! Misinformation in the Age of Globalization

Chowdury Osman, a taxi driver in New York City, made himself a hero in February 2007 when he returned a black bag carrying 31 diamond rings to a passenger who left it in Mr. Osman's taxi's trunk. He w... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Irfan Yilmaz
4358

It's Me Peter, Your Blood

Peter, normally you only see me when you have a cut on your skin and do not care much about me. I am a living tissue such as your bones, muscles, and nerves. My basic difference from other connective ... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
Hikmet Isik
5309

Two Assurances and Two Fears

Question: It is narrated in a Prophetic saying that God said the following: "I will not give my servant two fears or two assurances at the same time." Many of us live in comfortable and luxurious cond... read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
The Fountain
3772

Immune system at training in the gut

1- Immune system at training in the gut Microbes, in particular bacteria, are associated with many diseases, being the deadliest pathogens along with viruses. But, this doesn't mean that all bacteria read more..

Issue 84 (November - December 2011)
The Fountain
4064

Editorial: Culture of Coexistence

The Fountain is co-sponsoring an international conference in Abuja, Nigeria, November 18-19. The theme is "Establishing a Culture of Coexistence and Mutual Understanding: Exploring Fethullah G├╝len's T... read more..

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